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November 7, 2011

Faulty Math and Lack of Understanding

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Faulty Math and Lack of Understanding
by Dick Hunt, November 7th, 2011.
Many years ago, when I was working alongside a good friend, loading hay onto a hay wagon, I casually mentioned a news report  I had read that some ancient remains from a dinosaur discovery had been been carbon dated to be several million years old. At that, my friend was very angry and said that the universe was only 4098 years old, at the end of the Bible, Revelation 22;21. I knew where he had discovered that amazing ‘record’. It was, for some years printed at the top centre 0f every page of some King James Bibles in ascending numbers from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21.  The somewhat doubtful scholar had gleaned his information by adding up what numbers he could discover, by his system, and added them page by page to his printing of the Bible. Because my friends’ Bible* contained those figures he believed they were part of the original printing. (Winston Study Bible, King James version*.)

We settled the problem with a good discussion of how the King James Bible came to be printed and that science proved that the Universe is much older.    Genuine Science is committed to discovering evidence and how it came to be and the search is never over.  If someone tries to use scientific research to prove already “decided” evidence, that is putting the cart before the horse.  The conclusion is most often false and not scientific, but rigged. What I believe is true is that which has been subjected to the best possible research as to it’s results and the deepest understanding of the matter at hand. I do not believe that there is a serious  division between science and the Christian faith and there is  strong evidence  for that.
What is evident is that the ancient archaelogical diggings reveal a convincing  endorsement of the claims of the Biblical records. Pseudo scientists can always come up with claims of discord.  What makes matters worse is the large amount of very misinforming trash literature being voraciously snapped up by people who have no idea what the Bible says and think they are informed by what they read. There will always be a large cross section of people who have itchy ears and who gobble up the garbage being published to make money for the people who write it. Christians have found down the years that God, by His Word and Spirit makes quite clear to those people who read with open minds and hearts the evidence in the Judeo/Christian Bible, is the Truth and answers the needs of mankind for instruction and guidance for life.

Another problem for many people is that there are far too many ‘leaders’ in the Church  who are prone to want to ‘revise’ the Scriptures to say what they want to believe and make it soft and pleasant for those who are not well informed. They are known as ‘Revisionists’.  The end result is that people who fall for that ruse end up with a belief system which gives no Truth to live by and for and no power to cope with the pressures and problems they will face in their lives. The Bible is replete with evidence that Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No-one comes to the Father except through me”. I believe with all my heart that if we want to know what God wants for his people on earth   is found in Jesus Christ, into whose hands all power and authority is committed for every age in the entire Universe. If we want to know what God is like, we need only look at the Jesus found in Scripture for His express image and will.

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